BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - "Scent of a Woman" won best dramatic picture and its star, Al Pacino, won best actor last night at the 50th Golden Globes. Emma Thompson won best dramatic actress for "Howards End."
The western "Unforgiven" earned best-director honors for Clint Eastwood and a supporting-actor trophy for Gene Hackman.
The sitcom "Roseanne" won big in the TV categories, scoring victories for best comedy series and stars Roseanne Arnold and John Goodman.
Best drama series went to "Northern Exposure." Regina Taylor and Sam Waterston were TV's best dramatic actress and actor, both for "I'll Fly Away."
"Scent of a Woman," also winner of the screenplay trophy for writer Bo Goldman, was a surprise winner for dramatic film.
"The Player," Robert Altman's searing view of today's Hollywood, won in the best musical or comedy motion picture category. Tim Robbins, who played an unscrupulous film producer, was hailed as best actor in a musical or comedy.
Miranda Richardson, the carefree vacationer in Italy in "Enchanted April," won best musical or comedy film actress.
The animated feature "Aladdin" won twice: Alan Menken for original score; Menken and Tim Rice for the original song "A Whole New World."
Joan Plowright, the feisty widow of "Enchanted April," won best film supporting actor and actress.
Plowright was a double winner, also named best supporting actress in a TV series or mini-series for her role in the HBO
special "Stalin." That special also earned the mini-series best actor Globe for Robert Duvall and the supporting-actor honor for Maximilian Schell.
"Indochine" received the award for best foreign-language film.
"Sinatra," the saga of the singer's life produced by his daughter Tina, was named best mini-series or movie made for television.
The victory for Arnold, who had never been nominated for an Emmy for her popular show, delighted the crowd at the Beverly Hills Hotel. But she wasn't there.
"She's home, she's sick," said her husband, Tom Arnold. "Most of all, she'd like to thank her fans - and it's about time."
The winners of the 50th annual Golden Globes were selected by the 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The awards often serve as a bellwether for the Academy Awards.